Fall 2017 Homeschool Classes

Masters in the Morning

Our Program: We have put together a fantastic program for homeschoolers that is educational, creative and super fun! The program combines art history with projects inspired by master artists and elements of design. Students are introduced to a wide range of artists, styles, and mediums during each 12 week session. Instructors encourage creativity, perseverance and confidence.

In the Masters in the Morning program, students will develop an artful eye, and learn new skills that will help them better express themselves. We value the process of making art rather than focusing on the end product, however our students are producing some pretty amazing pieces of art! Check out our gallery.

Classes are held at Workshop13, an awesome art studio in the town of Ware. We use only quality materials, and the classes are taught by professional artists and experienced teachers.

Typical Day: Our mornings start with a warm-up game followed by a visual presentation of an artist or style we are studying. Next we have a snack and then launch into the art project. Clean-up is a group effort, and the studio will be completely put back before transitioning to lunch and recess. Since students work at different paces, we schedule time to finish projects to their satisfaction. At the end of each 12 week session, parents are invited to an art exhibit where students will be encouraged to share, talk about, or demonstrate their art.


Masters in the Mornings—Fridays

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**9/1  UPDATE: THE FRIDAY AND WEDNESDAY CLASSES WILL COMBINE. WE WILL MEET ON FRIDAY, MAKING IT FOR AGES 6-13YRS. 

Target Ages 9-13yrs
Instructors: Nicole Finnie & Marie Lauderdale w/ special guests
Sep 8, 15, 22
Oct 6, 13, 20
Nov 3, 10, 17
Dec 1, 8, 15
Tuition: $360 for 12 classes ($350 for each additional sibling)
Maximum 12 students
Includes: all materials, and a Masters in the Morning sketchbook.

Schedule:
9am–12pm: Art Class
Noon–1:30pm: Lunch and recess at Grenville Park—Kids LOVE walking down to Grenville for a game of kickball, soccer, basketball, or playground fun! If you’d like to participate in lunch and recess, please sign-up to chaperone a few times during the session.

Our Friday group is geared toward slightly older homeschoolers. We’ll start the fall session meeting Masters of the Rennaisance: Michaelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello! Students will try their hand at fresco painting, and learn about drawing proportions and gestures while studying the Mona Lisa and the Vitruvian Man.  We’ll then jump ahead and learn about modern artists and styles inspired by these Renaissance Masters. This class is three weeks on and one week off to make time for the monthly Cultural Arts Class. 

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Masters in the Morning—Wednesdays

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** 9/1 UPDATE: THE FRIDAY AND WEDNESDAY CLASSES WILL COMBINE. WE WILL MEET ON FRIDAY, MAKING IT FOR AGES 6-13YRS. 

Target Ages 6–9yrs
Instructors: Marie Lauderdale, Julie Pepper and a variety of guest artists!
Sep 6, 13, 20
Oct 4, 11, 18
Nov 1, 8, 15
Dec 6, 13, 20
Tuition: $360 for 12 classes ($350 for each additional sibling)
Maximum 12 students
Includes: all materials, and a Masters in the Morning sketchbook.

Schedule:
9am–12pm: Art Class
Noon–1:30pm: Lunch and recess at Grenville Park—Kids LOVE walking down to Grenville for a game of kickball, soccer, basketball, or playground fun! If you’d like to participate in lunch and recess, please sign-up to chaperone a few times during the session.

Our Wednesday group is geared towards younger homeschoolers. We’ll start off the year meeting Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Ghiberti! Students will see what it must have been like for Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel, paint their own Mona Lisa, and make a plaster bas relief inspired by the Gates of Paradise. From there we’ll meet artists such as Degas and Rousseau, and explore many different mediums along the way. The class is three weeks on, one week off to make time for the Cultural Arts Class.


Masters in the Morning—Cultural Arts Day

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Target Ages: 7–15yrs
Instructor: Marie Lauderdale, Julie Pepper w/ a variety of special guests!
Dates: Sep 29, Oct 27, Dec 22
Time: 9am–3pm
Tuition: $165 for 3 classes or $60 per class
Maximum 15 students

The last Friday of each month we will travel to a new place and learn about their culture through art, music, games and food! We will begin our journey in the Americas, then after the holidays head on over to Europe, Asia and Africa! Each day starts with a visual presentation, followed by a cooking class, arts and crafts, music and games and we will regularly have guest artists, speakers or demonstrations from cultural groups. We tend to pack a lot of fun and learning in a day, as well as outdoor time at Grenville park.

Sep 29th: Northern Native Americans: Wampum Weaving and Woodcarving!
Oct 27th: Central & South America: Music, Mole and Molas!
Dec 22nd: Christmas Around the World! From Wacky to Wonderful holiday traditions!

Bring: two snacks, lunch and a water bottle. 

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The Fundamentals of Drawing

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Target age: 9+
Instructors: Eliza Moser, Roc Goudreau, Gary Lippincott
Thursdays: 9am–11am
Session I: September 12,19,26 & October 3rd– Still Life w/ Eliza
Session II: October 17,24,31 & November 7th – TBD w/ Roc
Session III: November 21, 28 December 5,12, – TBD w/ Gary
Tuition: $125 non-members, $100 members of Workshop13

Learn the basics of still life in this drawing course, suitable for beginners and any level of artistic training. Beginner students will leave this course with a solid understanding of the basics of drawing, while advanced students will learn how to push the boundaries of their skills.The beginning of the course will focus on line drawing and accurate proportions, the middle will explore tone and it’s relation to mimicking the effects of light, and students will finish by perfecting their rendering technique to make their drawing look convincingly 3-D. Each day will begin with a short exercise, designed to introduce students to all the essential drawing concepts in a memorable way.

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